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Ruslan Ekkel


Head of Film and Media

Ruslan graduated from Cardiff University with a BA (Hons) in English Literature, but his passion for film led him into various aspects of the media before he became a teacher. He worked briefly at Sky News and MTV Europe before spending several years as an Assistant Editor on films such as The Mummy Returns, Troy and 007: The World Is Not Enough.

After some period of travel, Ruslan trained as a teacher at a school in South London, before combining both of his career paths to work as a tutor to child actors. This included working with young actors on BBC’s Outnumbered, ITV’s sitcom Benidorm and films such as Harry Potter 6, The Golden Compass and Defiance. Film tutoring involved travelling on location to a wide range of places, including Lithuania, Australia, Thailand, Spain and Wandsworth!  Ruslan came to BISS Puxi seeking a more stable lifestyle and to continue his passion for film and media by teaching these subjects to young people.

Creative pursuits take up much of Ruslan's free time – writing, filming and editing short films, as well as enjoying theatre, cinema and live music. He enjoys football, though taking part in games is not longer as easy as in his younger days! Ruslan's family are musicians, but he missed out on the musical gene, although he is reasonably good on the spoons!

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The British International School Shanghai, Puxi

111 Jinguang RoadHuacao TownMinhang201107Shanghai


金光路111号华漕镇上海市 闵行区201107

Nord Anglia Education

4th Floor, Nova South
160 Victoria Street
LondonUnited Kingdom

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